It was a wet and cold day to start the Polar Bear season. Despite this there was a strong turnout of competitors excited to get back into winter racing. A gusty 10-15 knt breeze from the East held throughout the morning and into the afternoon. Race committee took their usual anchorage somewhere in the vicinity of QC and prepared the fleet for a downwind start. TC in Division 2 started along with Divisions 3 and 4 and, predictably, the start line was somewhat chaotic. Rio and TC unfortunately came together at the start line but luckily there was no damage. It took a moment to refocus and the time lost to the front of the fleet at the start line was never regained.
7th Welp DSQ
Elapsed (corrected): 1:05:07
Top speed: 7 knts
Update: After a protest hearing, Thursday’s Child was disqualified from the race.